Home Staging You Can Afford

affordable home stagingSelling your home or condo can be a challenge and you always want to sell the house as fast as possible, obviously. Leaving the house on the market for too long doesn’t look good to other realtors or potential buyers so you want to make sure you do things right the first time out of the gate.

To do things up right you need to consider staging. Home staging is simple, you want to make the house look as appealing and livable as possible. You want people to be able to clearly see themselves living in the home.

This often involves getting things like new flooring or tiles, new furniture etc. etc. but that can be very costly. The good news is that there are many staging tips you can use without breaking the bank.

Here are the top four ways you can stage your home to sell on a budget:

Don’t replace old tile, paint it

Bathrooms are one of the biggest selling points of any home, they can literally sell your home for you, which is why they are vital when it comes to home staging. Getting all new tile in each bathroom can cost a fortune but a cheaper alternative that still looks great is paint.

You can get special paint for tile that will make it look like a million bucks and there is no fancy installation to worry about or anything. You can get this done in a weekend for pennies compared to replacement.

You will need to put down a high adhesion primer and ask the paint store which ceramic epoxy covering would be best for the type of tile you have.

Refinish old hardwood floors

Not only will you get a 100% return on investment when you refinish your old hardwood floors, it will make your home look like a million bucks.

You don’t even need to hire someone to do it for you, all you need to do is rent a sander from a local hardware store and buy some new stain. Look for rich colors that will make your floor really pop and look like it cost an arm and a leg.

Make dated cabinets look new again

This is a lot easier and more affordable than you might think. Instead of getting all new cabinetry, which can cost you thousands of dollars, consider painting or staining them.

Like with the floor, all you need to do is sand them down and paint them. Adding some new hardware to them can really make them look new again as well and none of this costs much money at all.

Use a storage unit

You are going to need a good storage unit to store a lot of your items so your home looks as uncluttered as possible. Consider Valet Storage. We come to your home and load up the truck for you and then we, not you, drive it to your storage unit and unload it and catalogue your items.

Then, when you are settled in your new home, just let us know what you bring to you and we will deliver it right to your door.

Use these four tips when staging your home and you will be able to sell your home faster without spending a fortune on home staging.